Registrar Data Escrow (RDE) Script for Registrars

For our managed registrar customers, we’re already operating the Registrar Data Escrow (RDE). Two of our prospects asked us about a script that can automatically retrieve contact information for all of the domains in another company’s registrar system and generate and submit a deposit to DENIC’s or Iron Mountain’s RDE service to comply with ICANN’s requirements.

The script does the following:

  1. Pulls the whois information for all of the domains through your registrar service provider’s API or database.
  2. Puts the information into the prescribed format for a Registrar Data Escrow deposit.
  3. Encrypts the data
  4. Provides a checksum file
  5. Deposits the data with Registrar Data Escrow provider
  6. Writes details of the run to a logfile
  7. Sends a report email confirming the deposit for your records

It is usually installed as a cron job to run at the prescribed intervals – usually once a week for smaller registrars.

Included in the purchase price:

  • Customization to work with your service provider’s API or database
  • Installation on your servers
  • Setup of cronjob to run deposits
  • Communication with Registrar Data Escrow Service Provider and setup of encryption and deposit
  • Support for one year after installation

Currently implemented registrar system providers (others can be added):

  • LogicBoxes
  • Database (jwhoisserver)

Currently implemented Registrar Data Escrow Providers (others can be added):

  • Iron Mountain

Pricing starts at USD 2,500, depending on your current service provider for the registrar platform. To get a quote or if you would like to know more about this product, please contact us directly.

Last modified: October 9, 2020 / Created: Tuesday, May 27th, 2014